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BIRTH RATE 1950-54 = 100
BIRTH RATE 1947 = 100
1947      1949        1951       1953       1955        1957      1959       1961       1963       1965       1967
Figure 7. Changes in birth rates in two sets of countries (base years-period when abortion policies were liberalized). Source: (123).
amount of natality decline is related to the extent of liberalization. Japan has the most impressive decline. Next in magnitude of decline are the east European countries. In contrast, countries with restrictive abortion laws could not bring down their natality trend to the same extent within comparable periods of time. On the contrary, some of the countries showed a slight, though temporary, increase in the trend in the same period.derate in Chile. Yet, in spite of Chile's epidemic level of abortion during the past few decades, serious efforts to legalize abortion have been made only recently. The trend for New York City, while gradual and moderate, reveals a shrinking therapeutic abortion ratio which continues to be drastically lower than that in the other areas.